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Anything Smart's Top Book Recommendations

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Anything SmartFormer REM singer Michael Stipe has a new book of photography out. After reading this article I might buy it.... Several interesting quotes in this interview. “I think that digital technology brings us closer to nature.” Mysterious, but that's how art is! (Source)

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A guide to the central tenets of Western thought, this is a work containing the principles of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences, profiling each in a series of short essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features. less
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Anything SmartA treasure of a book. A sweeping survey of the great ideas of civilization in 50 little essays. One book for a desert island? Could be this one! With this wonderful book you will never run out of great ideas to think about and learn from. (Source)

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A Little History of the World

In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in seventeen languages across the world. Toward the end of his long life, Gombrich embarked upon a revision and, at last, an English translation. A Little History of the World presents his lively and involving history to... more
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Anything SmartGood book! "A Little History of the World" Written for young readers this book is a great education for anyone who wants to be smarter. (Source)

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